Sunday, 20 March 2016

September blues in March

On this stunning evening at the start of spring it's great to share with you my latest finish . This quilt is using fabric from one of my favourite textile design companies, (and UK based at that ) Dashwood Studios. Their designs seem to always hit the spot with me, no more so than this little range I bought a while back entitled "September Blue", which was the first for Dashwood by Susan Driscoll .  You will spot there is a little bit of "Flurry" lurking in there too which matched in beautifully. I love the contrast of the vibrant blue against the white and the ochre, not to mention the cute little birds in their trees. 

Anyway despite this being called September Blue I picked this top up to finish today as it was so fresh and bright outside it and the fabric matched that bright glow perfectly. As a background I used Miss Kate by Bonnie and Camille, by Moda and I'm pleased with the tones against the strong blue, pink and ochre.

It is not a big quilt as you can see, (I just used a fat quarter pack) and is currently homeless but I hope to remedy that very soon. This picture is taken on my favourite Lichen covered wall down in the village but is a bit dark sadly so doesn't show of the blue binding so well. The binding was the cause of the delay in me finishing this little sweetie. I had my heart set on using the blue flurry but could not get my hands on any so settled on Kona solids "Ocean" and I think it does the job. 
The backing's origins? Haven't a scooby doo! All I can remember is that I picked it up as a bit of a steal of the FoQ last year . It is very different to the Dashwood styling but I love it as a contrast.

I managed to rush out and photograph this just before I lost the light tonight but look how the sunset has played with the colours here. You'd nearly not know it was the same fabric.  Hope you like the bit of local scenery thrown in just to prove what stunner of a day it has been.

Next up I think I will be heading back to pinwheels so more on that very soon

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